Florence
2006
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There is always the Duomo, from any angle.
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It's hard to get a full view of it from near it.
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The Gates of Paradise on the Baptistry are still a draw, even though they're replicas.
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You CAN climb the campanile, it's only 400 steps or so, but an ambulance waits to cart you off if you don't make it!
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Close up, the cathedral is a riot of red and green marble and, naturally, restoration.
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The originals of many Florentine sculptures live in the Duomo museum across the street.
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like this panel from the Gates of Paradise.
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and MIchaelangelo's unfinished Pieta
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as well as a Mary Magdalene that looks like St. John the Baptist
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The Della Robia choir kids there are great.
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Playing,
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Playing cymbals.
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At Orsanmichele, Donatello's St. George stands quietly - but see the dragon-fight below!
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The Piazza della Singoria is as crowded as any place I've seen. The David in front of the Palazzo Vecchio is a replica.
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Every city has its Neptune statue.
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And some have posing boys: note the fashionably displayed underwear!
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The courtyard of the Palazzo Vecchio
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"that statue" in the Palazzo Vecchio